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Anonymous
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So I'm going back to work pretty soon, baby is 1 month and breastfeed.
When I pump how much should I store per bag?
Should I pump before or after I feed baby while trying to build a stash?
Any advice on pumping and working?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 27, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

you can do it before and after .I would store at least 4 oz in a bag .gl

blondie.mom
by Silver Member on May. 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM
The breast feeding moms group has great advice on pumping and working!
Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM

3 ounces is the maximum a breastfed baby should ever get in a bottle.

Quoting Anonymous:

you can do it before and after .I would store at least 4 oz in a bag .gl

OP: Your baby is going to need approximately 1 ounce for every hour you're away - with a maximum of 3oz per feeding. I would pump WHILE you are feeding baby, that way your milk lets down while baby is nursing on the other side and you are likely to get more that way.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM


Some babies do eat a little more then the 3 oz ,4 oz is a good start ,what if her baby is still hungry after the 3 oz .I would have planned to have a little more .You can always put it in the fridge to stay good .Take what your baby eats and go from there .

Quoting Randi02:

3 ounces is the maximum a breastfed baby should ever get in a bottle.

Quoting Anonymous:

you can do it before and after .I would store at least 4 oz in a bag .gl

OP: Your baby is going to need approximately 1 ounce for every hour you're away - with a maximum of 3oz per feeding. I would pump WHILE you are feeding baby, that way your milk lets down while baby is nursing on the other side and you are likely to get more that way.



Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM

That would be overfeeding them.

3oz is the maximum a BREASTFED baby should take from a bottle. 4oz is too much.
If she's going to be gone 8 hours, her baby would need 8oz of breast milk during that time - and then baby would breastfeed as soon as you get home.

Quoting Anonymous:


Some babies do eat a little more then the 3 oz ,4 oz is a good start ,what if her baby is still hungry after the 3 oz .I would have planned to have a little more .You can always put it in the fridge to stay good .Take what your baby eats and go from there .

Quoting Randi02:

3 ounces is the maximum a breastfed baby should ever get in a bottle.

Quoting Anonymous:

you can do it before and after .I would store at least 4 oz in a bag .gl

OP: Your baby is going to need approximately 1 ounce for every hour you're away - with a maximum of 3oz per feeding. I would pump WHILE you are feeding baby, that way your milk lets down while baby is nursing on the other side and you are likely to get more that way.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Ill be gone anywhere from 10 to 13hrs a day. So I'll try that much at least.
Can I pump from each breast into the same bottle? Only one of my pumps is operating right now and only got .5oz out of one side.
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